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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

"The Vought F-8 Crusader was a single-engine, supersonic, carrier-based air superiority jet aircraft built by Vought for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, replacing the Vought F7U Cutlass, and for the French Navy. The first F-8 prototype was ready for flight in February 1955. The F-8 served principally in the Vietnam War. The Crusader was the last American fighter with guns as the primary weapon, earning it the title "The Last of the Gunfighters".
The most innovative aspect of the F-8 design was the variable-incidence wing which pivoted by 7 degrees out of the fuselage on takeoff and landing (not to be confused with variable-sweep wing). This allowed a greater angle of attack, increasing lift without compromising forward visibility. Simultaneously, the lift was augmented by leading-edge slats drooping by 25 degrees and inboard flaps extending to 30 degrees…"

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Lion in the Stars20 Jun 2017 11:20 p.m. PST

That needs the Area 88 decals for Shin Kazama's bird!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2017 10:53 a.m. PST

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